Almost 12 years after the last high school musical film was released, the original Disney Singalong actors got together to perform “We’re All Together” – well, via Zoom, of course. Vanessa Hudgens (who played Gabriella), Ashley Tisdale (Sharpay), Corbin Bleu (Chad), Lucas Grabel (Ryan), Monique Coleman (Taylor) and HSM director Kenny Ortega recorded songs together while sheltering safely at home due to the COVID-19 epidemic. They were joined by a few special guests: the Disney + television distribution, High School Musical the Musical: The Series cast and other Disney friends, as well as, for some inexplicable reason, TikTok star Charli D’Amelio.
Zac Efron introduced the group and was missing from the song:
Zach Efron also joined … not only sang, which drew everyone’s pain. “Wait, are you going to tell me that I waited all night for Zach Efron to meet the HSM team so as not to sing!?!?” A spectator wrote on Twitter. Another added: “Now how the f * ck could they not get Zac Efron but got Charli.”
The high school musical reunion comes just days after Hudgens harassed the crew reunited via the video planner. Hudgens shared screenshots of their calls and rehearsal shots while looking backstage to making the big number.
It is not the first time that the cast has met since the end of the trilogy. They also met at the 2016 high school music meeting, which was filmed on the 10th anniversary of the first film. While the rest of his comrades met in person, Efron recorded speaking clips that were then interrupted in the special clip. A Disney spokesperson told Billboard at the time that it was because of a recording collision with the promotion of Ephron Dirty Grandpa.
Even in the midst of a global pandemic, a man is not, if not consistent.
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